Joe and John Memorial Fun Shoot

The John and Joe Memorial Fun Shoot
October 8, 2022
In honor and memory of John Moen and Joe Fries
Without them there would be no Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports

Please join us at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 8 for a fun shoot to honor two of our founders. We’ll start by playing the National Anthem and raising the American flag, then an MC will make brief remarks and ask if anyone else would like to speak. Following that we’ll present the plaque mounted on the wall next to the one from the Grand Opening on October 8, 2011, and a squad of MVSS members will fire a salute.

After that we’ll have the fun shoot. Two rounds – skeet, trap, or one of each. The machines will have flash targets mixed with regular targets, whoever breaks one receives a token.

The shoot also includes a long bird event. Three shots at an incoming target and whoever breaks all three receives a token.

Finally, participants get lunch – a green chile cheeseburger, chips, and a drink. We’ll serve until the food runs out.

All of this for just two tokens. Please join us.

The flyer is available at

Club Skeet Shoot September 25

Sunday September 25 club skeet. Open 8:15 practice and registration. Shoot starts 9ish. This is the last shoot before the October final, remember you need 150 targets to participate in yearly final. Questions call 586-215-3060. Preston

Annual Noon Lions Shoot October 1


11th Annual
Host Lions
Trap Shoot Tournament

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Registration 8:00-8:30 AM
Butterfield Shooting Range


Skeet Class New Date

The skeet class originally scheduled for August has been rescheduled for December 16-19.  Contact Preston for details.

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Welcome to Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports!  We are a group of shotgun enthusiasts engaged in building, operating, and maintaining the trap, skeet, and sporting clays ranges at Butterfield Trail Shooting Park, outside Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Location, hours, prices, and other information about the organization can be found in the page menus on this site.

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